Fluid dynamics

The elusive waves, once thought to be myths, are explained by the same math that's found in a wide range of settings.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
For 20 years, scientists believed that gravity caused some popped bubbles to collapse; new experiments turn that understanding on its head.
Meredith Fore, Contributor
This video animation helps to answer a puzzling shower thought.
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
In North America, water companies may lose up to 50% of water before it ever reaches customers.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
It bounces, but it breaks likes glass and can flow like a liquid.
Karin Heineman, Executive Producer
What links a wildfire raging across a forest to the electric signals rippling through our hearts? Enter the world of waves in excitable media.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
The cloaked objects leave no wake.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
High-speed video shows how far one drop of water really goes.
Karin Heineman, Executive Producer
Animals famous for walking up walls can also use a combination of techniques to race across water.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
New research suggests they create a newfound type of air vortex to slow their descent.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The operating principles of ordinary magnetic stirrers may help create better microfluidic pumps for applications ranging from inkjet printing to drug delivery.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Physicists harness ultrasound to make bubbles last longer.
Marcus Woo, Contributor